I’M A SLAVE 4 U - BRITNEY SPEARS cover🎶🎶
So a lot of my DM’s are people requesting songs or giving me idea of songs they’d want me to cover and I’ve been saying I’d start this for a while now but I’m finally doing it- I’m gonna try to do a request a week so drop anything you’d wanna hear in le comments 💃🏼💃🏼 kickin it off w this in person request from @miradasfeas
SHOW TOMORROW NIGHT 7pm AT HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM, TICKET LINK IN BIO
Here’s my take on an old Jim Croce tune from 1974 (Workin' at the Carwash Blues) - which Croce said was "about a man who thought he should be ruling the universe, but instead he's workin' at a carwash". I’ve taken it and turned it into a blues-style number and altered the lyrics a bit to address my own experiences getting a PhD and then spending almost 2 years working for the US Postal Service & bartending.
This one was a challenge to memorize and took a toll on our fingers. A labor of love for you fine folks! Murder ballad no. 19 is about the pistol packin', whiskey gluggin' desperado, Railroad Bill. Railroad Bill is based on a real person named Morris Slater who in the late 1800's had feuds with Louisville and Nashville railways. Bill had been caught stealing a ride to Alabama and was thrown off of a moving train, he retaliated by firing his rifle at the brakeman. In the months to come, Bill further retaliated by wounding several trainmen, stealing a train, and threatening to kill several train conductors. His plans grew, and after being charged with many more train related crimes, Bill eventually organized a freight-car gang to steal merchandise from L&N trains operating in southwestern Alabama. After killing many people, (including a sheriff) in many dubious train related events, Bill was eventually ambushed and killed in a general store in Atmore, Alabama in 1896. The author of this song is unknown, and it is public domain. Some recordings of this song can be found as far back as the early 1900's. Bill, you train robbin' savage, your legacy as a train theiving maniac lives on... next week is Murder Ballad 20 hosted on the lovely @mal_macabre 's page.